The Chinese word 支 is a measure word used for long and thin objects such as pens, pencils, chopsticks, and cigarettes. It is often used in conjunction with a numeral to indicate the quantity of the object being referred to. For example, 一支笔 means “one pen” and 三支香烟 means “three cigarettes”. Additionally, the word 支 can also mean “to support” in certain contexts.
Measure Word: for stick-like objects
Verb: to support
|这支笔是新的||zhè zhī bǐ shì xīn de||This pen is new|
|我买了一支口红||wǒ mǎi le yī zhī kǒu hóng||I bought a lipstick|
|他的队伍有一支强大的军队||tā de duìwu yǒu yī zhī qiángdà de jūn duì||His team has a strong army|
|请给我一支铅笔||qǐng gěi wǒ yī zhī qiān bǐ||Please give me a pencil|
|这支歌曲很好听||zhè zhī gēqǔ hěn hǎo tīng||This song is very pleasant to listen to|
|我们需要一支有经验的导游||wǒmen xūyào yī zhī yǒu jīngyàn de dǎoyóu||We need an experienced tour guide|
|这支画笔很适合绘画||zhè zhī huà bǐ hěn shìhé huìhuà||This paintbrush is suitable for painting|
|他们在准备一支新的足球队||tāmen zài zhǔnbèi yī zhī xīn de zúqiú duì||They are preparing a new soccer team|
支 is part of HSK Level 5 in HSK 2.0. In the newer HSK 3.0 it is part of HSK Level 3 and HSK Level 4.